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The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more

Food News
Bao in the ‘burbs – Kemuri brings street eats to the backstreets of Carrara
Food & Drink

Bao in the ‘burbs – Kemuri brings street eats to the backstreets of Carrara

A lot of the new cafes, bars and eateries that we tell you about are generally in or around the coastal strip – there's no doubting that's where the action is. Though, we're a sucker for a suburban gem, so when we found out that Japanese wine guru Hiroyuki (Hiro) Okubo, who most recently held a position as head sommelier at Cabarita's Paper Daisy restaurant, was opening a bao and gyoza bar in the backstreets of Carrara, we had to take a peek. more

Event Highlights

Dance
Rumba Caliente at Stingray Lounge

Rumba Caliente at Stingray Lounge

Community
A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

Food
Frosé on Fleek at Cabana Bar

Frosé on Fleek at Cabana Bar

Food
Christmas Day Dining at The Star Gold Coast

Christmas Day Dining at The Star Gold Coast

Food
New Year's Eve at The Island

New Year’s Eve at The Island

Food
New Years Eve Killer Queen Experience at seagulls

New Years Eve Killer Queen Experience at seagulls

Events: What's on at the Gold Coast this week. Start planning your weekend

Kids
Little Artlab: Rock Wigs

Little Artlab: Rock Wigs

Exhibitions
Live and Local: Gold Coast Music Photography at HOTA

Live and Local: Gold Coast Music Photography at HOTA

Kids
Movie World's White Christmas 2018

Movie World’s White Christmas 2018

Exhibitions
Let There Be Rock! at HOTA

Let There Be Rock! at HOTA

Community
Sanctuary Cove Christmas Carnival

Sanctuary Cove Christmas Carnival

Community
Cove Christmas Charity Dinner

Cove Christmas Charity Dinner

Community
Christmas Workshops at Sanctuary Cove

Christmas Workshops at Sanctuary Cove

Music
Christmas with Marina Prior

Christmas with Marina Prior

Community
Christmas By The Sea

Christmas By The Sea

Community
Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
Event News

Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

Pals, the festive vibes have well and truly set in! It's a rather massive weekend of events for the Gold Coast with Christmas events, markets, live concerts, exhibitions, food-truck parties and (so much) more happening across all corners of the city. From Pimpama to Tweed and everywhere in between, here's what's happening on the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy! more

‘Tis the season – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas lights up the village with a fun-filled festive calendar
Event News

‘Tis the season – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas lights up the village with a fun-filled festive calendar

It's that time of year again – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas is here to kickstart the holiday cheer! The annual festive event will see The Marine Village streets sprinkled with the magic of Christmas, gifting locals and visitors with free family-friendly entertainment, carols under the stars, Santa photos (for both humans and pets), craft workshops, dining events and more throughout December. Here's what's in store. more

Shop locally, ethically and sustainably at Burleigh's new Heartfill Store
Gentlefolk

Shop locally, ethically and sustainably at Burleigh’s new Heartfill Store

We all live busy lives, so it's easy to opt for convenience when it comes to making purchases – which means that online shopping, mass production and fast fashion are constantly being fuelled. Yep, it's a wild world we live in, but it sure is reassuring to know that people like Corinne Russel exist. The former school teacher is the mind behind the newly opened Heartfill Store – a one-stop retail shop built on the ethos of responsible consumerism. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Maz DeVita
I hadn't addressed things about my past before, and I just had this real urge to do it and to explore what I had been through ... ~ Maz DeVita more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time ... ~ Thomas Merton